Herbert F. Fischer, 89, of Stockholm, NJ, formerly of Tottenville, NY, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020 at the House of Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, NJ.
Herb was born on November 20, 1930 in West New York, NJ to the late Frank and Elizabeth Fischer.
Herb proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He married the love of his life Joan (nee Gallagher) in 1954. Upon his return from active duty he went on to finish his education, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management from Rutgers University in 1958. Herb dedicated 38 years of service to International Nickel Company and retired in December 1985 from his position as Director of Human Resources. He served on the boards of Richmond Memorial Hospital, The Conference House Association, the International Personnel Association and the National Foreign Trade Council personnel committee. Herb was a member of numerous organizations including the Knights of Columbus, N.Y. Human Resources Associates, American Council for International Personnel, Boy Scouts of America Troop 21, NY Compensation Association and the American Society of Personnel Administrators. A former resident of Lake Tamarack, Herb was also active on the Lake Committee and planning board. He was a devout catholic and served in a number of capacities at Our Lady Help of Christians Church while living in Staten Island. Most recently he was a member of St. John Vianney Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister and committee member there in Stockholm, NJ.
Of all his accomplishments in the business and outside world, Herb’s greatest success story is the one he shares with his bride Joan; raising, nurturing and providing for their children, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in law. Their complete devotion to each other and their family for 66 years of marriage will always be a lesson for all who knew Herb. The many, many requests of “How is your Dad doing?” that his family has heard from friends in recent months is and always will be a loving reminder of how Herb touched and affected the people fortunate enough to know him.
Herb is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Joan Fischer; his loving children, Carol O’Hehier and her husband Glenn, Paul Fischer and his wife Donna, Nancy Mullin and her husband Bernie, Mary King and her husband Rob. He was Grandad to Paul and Marc Mullin, Anthony and Gianna Fischer and Ryan and Tara King, spending many joyful summer family vacations in Wildwood Crest with them. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters; Helen Casper, Florence Kelley and Dorothy Dilger.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herb’s name to a charity of one’s choice.
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